Fresh Faves: Batch 375

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Johnno Casson this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. DAKAR AUDIO CLUB - Dancing The Moonlight This feels like happiness, this feels like escapism, this feels like just the tonic. In a world full of grimness we need the…

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Interview: Lofthouse

Taking influence from bands such as the Foo Fighters and Lower Than Atlantis, Lofthouse are an alternative rock band based In London. With all four members meeting at university, the band is made up of people reaching from Scotland all the way to London. Described by Live Circuit UK as “gut-wrenchingly honest”, their music comes straight from the soul and has also been played on…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 374

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Bobby Colcombe this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. AKA GEORGE - I Want You Firstly, as of July 14th, AKA George is the artist formerly known as George Barnett formerly known as AKA George-and-is-now-again George Barnett. Welcome to…

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Interview: Platronic

On first listen Pride by Platronic has all the great elements of a song you’d hear straight out of the 1980s. Big drums, synths and even a plinky plinky piano bit for the pre-chorus. The vocals are atmospheric and fly at you from all directions, and they are sampled so that it’s weaved in and out of the main track. Being a big 80s fan…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 373

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Mark Toal this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. ALEX HALL - Won't Bow Out Won’t Bow Out starts out with “A consolation bacon sandwich...” which in my book isn’t a bad thing at all, and neither is the…

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Interview: Emma & Jolie

"I don’t need a man to sing my praises, hand me a mic tell me where the stage is”.  This is the standout line for me in an era where songs about people making a stand is needed. This song is the ultimate in girl power from country crossover duo Emma & Jolie: the harmonies are tight, the instrumentation is spot-on, with a banjo and…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 372

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Steve Harris this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. BENFRO - Salad Benfro’s Salad charmed Listening Post voters and Fresh On The Net moderators alike this week. Mostly instrumental, but with a brief description of a salad served in…

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Save Sam and Rich at BBC Introducing in the West

After 10 years working together, the BBC is replacing Sam Bonham and Richard Pitt as hosts of BBC Introducing in the West. Sam and Rich expected to go back on air after a three months break because of Coronavirus, but local BBC management have said they want to use a new presenter from 11th July. They’re letting Sam go, but asking Rich to stay in…

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Interview: Bad Money

Birmingham-based duo Bad Money have released their single Ashes, a gorgeous slice of pop, with a bassline that’s really understated in the intro, but then you’ve got a nice guitar riff that comes in… One of my favourite things about this track is that it’s catchy. If I was to remix it myself (not a hint!) I’d have so much fun with the stems of…

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